How to Heat and Cool a New Addition on Your Home That Doesn’t Include Ductwork 

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other room to your house, being cozy in your new area no matter the weather is key. However, they can make a unique problem for comfort. This is because adding ductwork is costly. And that your heating and cooling system may not be able to handle the heightened load, since it was sized without considering the addition.

One of the most affordable options is to add a mini-split. This system delivers energy-efficient heating and cooling, with no ductwork needed. Learn more about mini-splits and how adding one to your addition can be a fantastic solution.

All About Mini-Splits and How They Heat and Cool

A ductless mini-split, since they’re nearly identical to ducted heat pumps that southern homeowners have used for decades.

Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient as they shift heat to make your space more comfortable. In reality, many have achieved ENERGY STAR® certification, which could make you eligible for extra rebates and decrease your utility expenses for many years.

Another special feature includes zoned heating and cooling. As each room often has an individual indoor unit, you can select your preferred temperature from room to room. As an example, a mini-split AC is very helpful if you have a room with special temperature needs, including a home gym.

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Space

Getting a mini-split system is worth it for areas that don’t have ductwork. Here are a few reasons why it’s smarter than extending ductwork and relying on your current heating and cooling system.

    1. Adding ductwork is pricey. Extending ductwork in your new addition can add up quickly. Although the precise cost will depend on your residence, it be as much as thousands of dollars.
    1. Your present home comfort system might become stressed. When your present heating and cooling system was chosen, it was based on the square footage of your residence in advance of the addition. This may stress your system and make it wear down more quickly.
    1. Your comfort might suffer. Because your heating and cooling system is sized for specific square footage, your comfort may decrease if your system is required to cover a larger space. Your heating and cooling may be less efficient, and your utility costs may become costlier as a result of the system needing to operate more often.

What Size Mini-Split You Need

Like traditional systems, mini-splits are available in varying sizes based on the square footage they’ll be heating and cooling. Here are three of the most popular sizes:

    • 400-650 square feet – 12,000 BTU mini-split
    • 600-1,000 square feet – 18,000 BTU mini-split
    • 800-1,300 square feet – 24,000 BTU mini-split

When you work with our Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we’ll help you get the proper size for your new area. And your budget.

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can create huge energy savings over its life span, which can be 20 years or longer when routinely tuned up. ENERGY STAR says having one can save you 60% on heating and 30% on cooling, in comparison with an electric heating system and conventional air conditioner.

Trust Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for Your Mini-Split Installation

From addressing all your questions and helping you choose the recommended model to delivering Expert mini-split installation, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can take care of all your mini-split needs. If you’re planning a home addition or recently finished one, we can provide support. Contact us at 866-397-3787 today to request a free consultation and estimate.

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